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Managing director of Iran's Mardom Salari daily appears in court

Managing Director of daily `Mardom Salari' Mostafa Kavakebian appeared at Bench Four of the Court of Civil Servants' Offenses on Sunday to respond to three counts of charges raised against him, IRNA reported from Tehran.

A member of the Central Council of Mardom Salari Party Mehrdad Masoodi told IRNA here on Sunday that Kavakebian had responded to all the charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic establishment and publication of false reports.

Masoodi said Kavakebian faces charges for printing articles about the late journalist Zahra Kazemi and recent statement by the late Imam Khomeini's grandson Hojatoleslam Hassan Khomeini.

He said another complaint is related to publication of a report on students.

The source said the court's prosecutor had issued a bail of rls 50 million against Kavakebian, who met it.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of daily `Etemad' Elias Hazrati went to Bench 1083 of the Penal Court in charge of dealing with offenses of civil servants and the media on Sunday to respond to charges of publication of false information and spreading lies.

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